Violent woman spared prison

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A woman who grabbed a pregnant woman by the hair and spat into it has avoided being sent to prison.

Gemma Taylor, 21, of Dickson Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to assaulting the woman and a man. She was sentenced to 12 months supervision, fined £50 with £60 victims’ surcharge and ordered to pay compensation of £50 to the woman plus £100 to the man by Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said Taylor started shouting abuse at the pregnant woman and a male friend she was with as they walked along Lord Street on February 9 at 3pm. She grabbed the woman and spat in her hair several times. When a man tried to intervene, Taylor punched him in the face. Taylor said the other woman pushed her first and spat in her direction.